A Robertsbridge holiday cottage is an excellent choice if you are planning to explore the idyllic countryside, ancient ruins and sandy shores of Southeast England. Robertsbridge is a small village in East Sussex. Located within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is set amid unspoiled hills, woods and farmland. Robertsbridge lies on the banks of the River Rother, north of Hastings and south of Royal Tunbridge Wells. It is believed to date back to 1176, when a Cistercian Abbey was founded here, and many of its homes were built during the 14th and 15th centuries. Today, the village is probably best known as the home of Gray-Nicolls, the company which supplied W G Grace with the cricket bat he scored his 100th century with, and still manufactures bats for customers all over the world.
Fuggles Cottage is a secluded romantic holiday cottage in East Sussex nestling among trees near Robertsbridge. The rural cottage boasts a rugged exterior and a thoroughly modern interior which promises peace and tranquillity for couples seeking a romantic weekend break in the Sussex countryside.
Robertsbridge holiday cottages are easily reached by public transport, as the village has a station on the railway line between London and Hastings. There are a number of independent businesses, including a post office and a small grocery. Head for Judges Bakery for lunch, and the Ostrich for a pint or evening meal. North of the river, the Salehurst Halt is another atmospheric pub, serving local ales and delicious food. It has a lovely garden with far-reaching views across the countryside.
There are a number of historic landmarks to look out for in the village, including Robertsbridge United Reform Church, a listed chapel in the High Street. On the eastern edge of the village, the Black Shed Gallery is well worth a visit, with paintings by local artists. Self-catering holidays in Robertsbridge would be incomplete without a stroll in the High Weald, a stunning expanse of woods, fields and hills dotted with medieval manors and ancient sites, and crisscrossed by peaceful footpaths.